Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pinnacles National Park The Final Post

It's still Saturday afternoon and we're on our way back from the hike. 

A little more scenery.

More flowers

Hills all around

More of the dry river bed

Thought it was Purple Lupin, but not.

Sunset Saturday Night

A little better shot of the sunset

Turkey vultures turning in for the night

Maybe you can see them better

Sunday Morning and the Marine Layer is back

The quail family out of the dampness.
Saturday night the Park Rangers did a presentation on the bats that inhabit the caves. We passed since we have our own colony of bats at the house. 

So here is my take on Pinnacles National Park. Good place to go if you like to hike. Good place to go if you like cave exploring (and are able to hike that far), not a good place to go if you want to do some fishing.

If there had been a sufficient amount of water this past Winter, the wild flowers would have been spectacular. If there had been a sufficient amount of water this past Winter, Chalone Creek would have been full of water and that would have been a sight to see. All in all, it's worth the visit.

Katherine and I will do this again, but I think it will have to be after a wet Winter. It's a 200 mile drive from the house to the park. Not bad in terms of a weekend trip.

So that is trip number one this Summer. The next stop is Pine Flat Lake down by Fresno, California and a little fishing with Daniel Roloff on the Kings River.

Don't wait until then to come back, I've got a whole month of fishing ahead.

Till next time.   


  1. Thanks for sharing the trip, Mark. Very sad to see the dry river beds. Have a good time with daniel! Sounds like a good time!

  2. you'll be in good hands with Dan

    sad state of that river bed

  3. Kinda jealous, I have never seen a Quail before in my life.

  4. Al and Mark
    We have Bobwhite down south what is that species?

    1. Hi Bill. David McKenzie says they are California Quail.

  5. It is coming up soon. So far everything looks good and it sould work out.